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Media Advisory: Area Teens To Show Their Work At The Gallery; raw Exhibition Organized By Grade 11 and 12 Students

May 6, 2011

What:

raw, this year’s exhibition of works by area teens, curated and organized by their peers through the Future Curators Teen Program, will open on Friday, May 6, 2011, and remain on view through Sunday, July 3, 2011. The exhibition will highlight a broad range of works by teen artists from throughout Western New York with a down-to-earth and organic presentation.

Who:

The Grade 11 and 12 students who have organized this exhibition (list of schools below)

When:

Friday, May 6, at 5 pm

Where:

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222

Background:

 

 

The Future Curators have taken a unique approach in the presentation of the work they have chosen for the exhibition, citing the widespread influence of technology and the difficulty in imagining the modern era without it. The art work, and the messages they evoke, correspond to an era before mass communication. The result is an exhibition with an atmosphere free of the pollution of technology—a sort of sanctuary from the mechanics of everyday life.

The exhibition organizers are the 2011 Future Curators team, made up of fourteen students in grades eleven and twelve: Benjamin Almeter (St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute), Jordan Bianchi (Clarence High School), Chelsea Butkowski (Kenmore East High School), Emily Carlson (Nichols School), Kellie Corwin (Nichols School), Amanda Equils (Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School), Kimberly Floyd (East Aurora High School), Leigh Ann Gantz (Kenmore West High School), Alexandra Gerbec (Kenmore East High School), Samantha Kahn (Grand Island High School), Catherine Mucci (City Honors School), Casey Schultz (St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute), Matthew Stepien (Williamsville East High School), and Migella Sterlace-Accorsi (East Aurora High School). This dynamic team of young artists, art historians, writers, and musicians began the program in January 2011.